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Collins FDC Catalog


B5501 / Scott 5008

Coast Guard

Patrol Boat

Cover Announcement 

The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique amorg the U.S. military branches. It

has a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in both domestic and intemational waters. In times of war it can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by Congress or the president. This has happened twice for World War I and World War II.

My individually hand painted cachet is a beauty as a Coast Guard patrol boat ciests a breaking wave. It's a dramatic design, and the realistic colors really make this a wonderful first day cover. The new stamp, tied to the envelope with a bullseye day of issue postmark, is a really nice one picturing a Coast Guard helicopter from present day and a sailing ship representing years gone by.

In terms of size, the Coast Guard itself is the 12th largest naval force in the world. Its motto is "Semper Paratus - Always Ready." Now available is my hand painted, first day of issue tibute to the United States Coast Guard. Collins #B5501 - $15.00.

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